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Belsize Park Property Guide

Everything you want to know about property in Belsize Park
with Sandfords estate agents

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  • 1. Belsize Park Property Guide Everything you want to know about property in Belsize Park with Sandfords estate agents
  • 2. Belsize Park History Just the name of this North West London area is enough to cement its status as one of Central London's most prime areas. Derived from the French 'bel assis', meaning well situated', Belsize Park is a close neighbour of Hampstead, Primrose Hill and Camden Town. Tracing its roots back to The Manor of Belsize in 1317, the neighbourhood was famed for its 17th century mansion and parkland built for the Countess of Chesterfield by her husband. The residential estate as known today sprung up between 1852 and 1878, with further development after World War I. In 1973 Camden Council agreed to make Belsize a conservation area, centring on Belsize Park, Belsize Park Gardens and Belsize Village. The conservation catchment has since been extended to include further roads where magnificent examples of residential architecture can be found.
  • 3. Living in Belsize Park Property for sale in Belsize Park has a keen audience, all clamouring to grab a slice of the bohemian, village-like style of living in NW3. With the likes of Kate Moss, Gwyneth Paltrow and Helena Bonham Carter all residents, it's clear that Belsize Park has a lot going for it. Belsize Village is particularly noted for its charm and was the catalyst for the area gaining conservation status. The Haverstock Hill part of Belsize Park is a haunt of the rich, famous and influential, with a flourishing café culture and arty vibe. Expect wide, tree-lined streets, gorgeous architecture and great access to the rest of London via the neighbourhood's Tube station (Northern Line).
  • 4. Top Attractions in Belsize Park 1. England's Lane - this street is what people dream of when thinking of a utopian London. Cafés, restaurants and boutiques rub shoulders with an independent butcher, a cult bookshop and many independent design retailers. 2. The Everyman Cinema - Belsize Park is lucky enough to boasts a branch of this cult cinema chain. Expect a wide array of mainstream, art house and classic films, along with glitzy events and thought-provoking exhibitions. 3. Fill your lungs - despite its Central London location, Belsize Park is well located for fresh air and open spaces. Although it's doesn't actually have a park itself, Belsize is a short stroll to the green pastures of Hampstead Heath and Primrose Hill. 4. Celebrity special - Belsize Park is a hot spot for A-list actors, musicians and artists. They are drawn to NW3 for its cosy village-like atmosphere and sense of discretion.
  • 5. Belsize Park Property Profile The most prized property for sale in Belsize Park are the imposing semi-detached Victorian villas, whose uniform appearance makes for a stunning backdrop. Built between 1837 and 1901, these white stucco- fronted properties are never on the books of Belsize Park estate agents for very long. Look carefully and you will also find houses for sale in Belsize Park in the Queen Anne style, with a warm red-brick construction and design details by architect William Willett. Other styles that come up for sale in NW3 include some fine Regency, Georgian and Arts & Craft residences.
  • 6. What our Estate Agents love about Belsize Park The preservation of character - Belsize Park estate agents are always quick to point out that most of NW3 is a designated conservation area, meaning the charm and architectural style has to be maintained, both on residential and commercial properties. Generous flats for sale in Belsize Park - many of the grand villas have been divided up into apartments, which offer the same square footage of living normally associated with houses. This appeals to many buyers who like the 'lock up and leave' aspect of a home in a maintained block. Well connected - Many of Central London's great locations are accessible on from NW3, although Belsize Park underground station on the Northern line, gives speedy access to all of the capital.
  • 7. Buying or Renting Property in Belsize Park Navigating the world of property for sale in Belsize Park can be daunting, so contact should be made with a good, local estate agent. Buyers of flats and houses for sale in Belsize Park will need to sift through the area's different neighbourhoods. These are divided loosely as follows: Belsize Park, Belsize Village, Eton Avenue, Glenloch, Primrose Gardens/Antrim Road and England's Lane. House prices have been on an upward trend in Belsize, with a leading property portal charting a rise of 22% in the last 12 months, following an identical rise of 22% in the year before that. Sandfords Belsize Park Estate Agents are happy to help you find a suitable property for sale or to rent in the area and secure it in a timely fashion.
  • 8. Properties for Sale and to Rent in Belsize Park Some of our top featured properties for Sale and to Rent in Belsize Park: For an updated and complete list of properties for sale and properties to rent in Belsize Park, please visit www.sandfords.com 2 bedroom flat for sale in Eton Rise, Eton College Road, Belsize Park, London, NW3 2 bedroom house to rent in Princess Mews, Belsize Park, London, NW3
  • 9. Contact Us If you are looking for a Belsize Park estate agent and property for sale or to rent in Belsize Park, don’t hesitate to contact or visit our estate agents office in nearby Primrose Hill. Sandfords Primrose Hill 107 Regent’s Park Road Primrose Hill, London NW1 8UR T +44 (0)20 7722 7997 phsales@sandfords.com phlettings@sandfords.com www.sandfords.com Photo Credits to Kathleen Tyler Conklin, Ewan Munro